Durable goods orders excluding defense in the United States fell 1.20 percent month-over-month in October of 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent drop in September and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense in the United States averaged 0.32 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 26 percent in July of 2014 and a record low of -19.70 percent in August of 2014.
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense in the United States is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense in the United States to stand at 1.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense is projected to trend around 1.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.